Break Free of the Grind of Creation

Welcome our guest, Tony Manfredonia. Tony is an award-winning composer and orchestrator for concert halls, video games, and media, providing a multi-layered and sensory experience through expressive, colorful orchestration and warm melodies. He recreates stories,...
Welcome to My Blog

Welcome to My Blog

ON BECOMING   Becoming who we are is a process well worth the effort.   I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard people of all ages ask, “How do I find my purpose?” or “How do I find my destiny?” My answer is: how can you find...
Book Begins Construction

Book Begins Construction

It was a dark and stormy night…no. One day I picked up my iPhone and the neighbor’s parrot…nope. How about: If I could only teach my dog to fix me lunch, I’d…. H-m-m-m. How should I start this book? Not sure, but while I wait for that...
A Christian Writer’s Prayer: Your Words, Lord

A Christian Writer’s Prayer: Your Words, Lord

Lord, as I began to write today, I stared at the words on the paper already written. Are they true? Are they life-altering? Are they Your perception? My dilemma is, I don’t want to unknowingly speak untruth and have it spread. Your words are the only words...
Who Says You Can’t?

Who Says You Can’t?

Think you have a legitimate reason why you can’t make a living at what you want to do? Recently, mine has been, “I’m starting too late with these new endeavors.” I was hindered from some pursuits early on because of health issues and other...
PART THREE: Leave Procrastination in the Dust

PART THREE: Leave Procrastination in the Dust

Goal Secrets I Learned in Business That Work   1. Be really specific. A general goal rarely makes it. Poor goal I want to lose weight, write a book, be nicer, or record my first CD. Better goal Example of weight loss goal With God’s help, I will: What: lose...
PART TWO: Leave Procrastination in the Dust

PART TWO: Leave Procrastination in the Dust

So, What Happened? “Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes and having fun.” Mary Lou Cook Although I hadn’t made any of my goals, I was shocked to see how far I’d come on each of them....
PART ONE: Leave Procrastination in the Dust

PART ONE: Leave Procrastination in the Dust

  THE MAKEOVER    I was a procrastinator. On any given day, you’d hear me say, “I’m going to do this. I’m going to do that.” But “this and that” never happened on their own.  No matter how much I chided myself,...
Doing Nothing

Doing Nothing

Tell me, where is it in your life that you watch yourself “do nothing” but want to change? Are you not practicing? Not following a healthy diet or budget? Not writing? Not saying I forgive you? Not exercising? Not leaving a poisonous relationship that...